Our Technology

Our Dental Technology in Methuen, MA

Your enjoyable dental experience depends on your comfort and safety. The Torrisi and Burba Dental Associates team utilizes the latest technological advances in dental equipment and techniques to ensure your satisfaction with your visit and your continued excellent health.

Planmeca 2D

Planmeca 2D Dental Imaging:
Our office is equipped with a Planmeca imaging equipment, used for taking digital panoramic x-rays and 3D images. The Planmeca ProMax captures both 2D panoramic images and 3D views of the entire oral cavity, including jaw joints and nasal sinuses. The panoramic images allow us to see a much broader perspective of the jaw in 2D.

The results allow us to provide the most accurate diagnosis and best treatment in a more efficient manner for each patient. Our dentists and staff will be able to produce immediate images that will then be shown and explained to each patient, allowing you to be a partner with us in your dental care and more involved with the entire process.


Enjoy the latest technological innovations at Torrisi and Burba Dental Associates, including the PlanScan™ system. A groundbreaking technology, PlanScan is a complete system giving your dentist invaluable tools for designing and fabricating a number of materials to improve your dental health.

PlanScan aids in the step-by-step creation of inlays/onlays, crowns, veneers, and more – all completed chair-side in our dental office. The precision and efficiency of this technology means better tools at your dentist’s disposal, better results for your oral health, and faster treatment. With the help of PlanScan™, you will have the dazzling smile you always wanted in even less time.

Digital Radiographs (X-rays)

Digital radiographs are a technological advancement that results in less exposure to radiation for our patients and an almost instantaneous picture for Dr. Torrisi, Dr. Burba, and Dr. Shannon. You will appreciate a more comfortable visit, as well as quicker treatment.

Digital Radiographs
Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea:
Millions of people suffer from sleep apnea. In a patient with sleep apnea, the position of the structures of the mouth obstruct air flow during sleep, causing the patient to snore, and at times, to stop breathing for up to a minute or more at a time. The quality of sleep for both the patient and their partner suffers tremendously, and if left untreated, sleep apnea can be very dangerous. Torrisi and Burba Dental Associates can help patients with sleep apnea overcome their condition. After a sleep study is completed, treatment may include the use of a customized mouthpiece, which comfortably repositions the structures of the mouth, allowing for clear breathing and uninterrupted sleep. If you suffer from snoring, ask a team member about sleep apnea treatment today!

Intraoral Camera

An intraoral camera lets you see inside your mouth during both treatment planning and dental procedures. Our intraoral camera displays your teeth on a monitor or iPad, allowing Dr. Torrisi, Dr. Burba, or Dr. Shannon to walk you through your proposed treatment. The use of this camera allows us to work with you as a team to meet your dental goals.

Intraoral Camera

Your patient experience at Torrisi and Burba Dental Associates is enhanced by the latest and greatest high-tech tools, including fiber-optic transillumination. This powerful diagnostic tool has a wide range of clinical applications in dentistry.

X-rays show only one perspective of your teeth, but with transillumination you get a different view of your teeth so we can diagnose decay that does not show up on a standard X-ray. By aiding in the identification of tooth decay in its earliest stages, transillumination helps Dr. Torrisi, Dr. Burba, and Dr. Shannon better preserve as many of your teeth as possible, leading to more successful care.

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